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Issue 142 Table of Contents

September/October 2016

Otis and Lucy and Pasha
Boatyard Dogs

Letters to the Editor - Issue 142
Letters from our readers

A record rainbow trout, new life for the Schooner Bowdoin, the caffeinated Boatyard Dog
News from the town docks

Outward Bound: Inward Salvation
Surviving a storm at sea during a Hurricane Island Outward Bound course in 1967 helped steer a young New Yorker away from drugs and crime and gave him a future.

Oldie But Goodie
In which MBH&H writer Art Paine describes “the first boat he ever loved,” the Ostkust, and explains why it remains a great design.

Belmont Boatworks
Belmont Boatworks, north of Belfast, welcomes do-it-yourselfers, as well as customers who just want someone else to do the work.

Flying Lessons
An image of seagulls and their interactions gets the author thinking about his own life and the lessons he learned from a mentor.

Perfect Pocket Cruiser
Although no longer in production, the Presto 30 is a fun and efficient pocket cruiser.

Sailing Dreams
The owners wanted a shingle-style house with a nautical flair, and this Deer Isle oceanfront home delivers all that and more.

From Rum to Lobsters
The qualities that made them good for rum-running during Prohibition also made builder Will Frost’s boats good for lobstering. His semi-displacement hulls, renowned for maintaining speed at capacity, have influenced the design of lobsterboats ever since.

The Revenue Man
Catching rumrunners during Prohibition was one thing, but convicting them was another, as a customs agent on Mount Desert Island learned, much to his frustration.

Spirited Revival
There are a growing number of small-batch rum distilleries in Maine that brew, distill, and sell their wares throughout the state. We take a look.

The Appledore of His Eye
American impressionist painter Childe Hassam spent many summers painting on Appledore Island, producing some of his most wonderful work.

Say Goodbye to the Tarp
The owner of a 32.5-foot yacht explains how he built himself the perfect boat shed.

Castine: A history-filled gem of a town with coves for anchoring, nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park for exploring, and Maine Maritime Academy at the center.

Welcome Downeast
Rob McCall considers migration, apples and pumpkins, and autumnal shifts.

Good Reads — Books on our Coffee Table
New reads from Maine authors.

Fiddling around on boats
Letter from the Publisher

Shipping News
Since opening its Portland, Maine, office several years ago, the Icelandic company Eimskip has been shipping more and more goods to and from Maine in its container ships. Two artists recount their ride from Portland to Reykjavik on one of those vessels.

The Maine I Love - Susan Metzger
I am a painter and a photographer. There is a common thread running through both mediums. One feeds the other. I shoot primarily in film on vintage cameras. I love how it slows everything down, how it is deliberate and meditative.


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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 142
Issue 142 | September/October 2016
Volume 29 | Number 5
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On the cover: Designed in 1944, the Ostkust remains a great design for both daysailing and cruising. Photo by Bejamin Mendlowitz.